2 March

March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 304 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 2nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 2nd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Teen Mental Wellness Day.
  • Universal Human Beings week.
  • National Old Stuff Day
  • National Read Across America Day
  • Dr. Seuss Day
  • National Banana Cream Pie Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 2

1995: The top quark is discovered

The existence of this elementary particle, the bottom quark’s counterpart, had been presumed since the 1970’s.

1970: Rhodesia declares itself an independent republic

By severing the country’s ties with the United Kingdom, white Prime Minister Ian Smith attempted to prevent the institution of black majority rule.

1969: Concorde takes off on its maiden flight

The supersonic airliner was retired in 2003, after Air France Flight 4590 crashed shortly after takeoff from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on July 25, 2000.

1959: Miles Davis records Kind of Blue

It is considered the best-selling jazz album in history and one of the most influential works of jazz music ever produced.

1933: The film King Kong premieres

The black and white movie marked a milestone in the history of film, especially due to Willis O’Brien’s stop-motion effects.

1942: Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier ‘Akagi’ April, 1942 during the Indian Ocean Raid as seen from an aircraft that has just taken off from her deck.

1916: Japanese Boy Scouts being trained with rifles, 1916.

1812: On March 2nd, 1812 in India, the British East India Company officially declared war on the Gurkhas of Nepal, known as the Anglo-Nepalese War. The war lasted for two years and resulted in the defeat of the Gurkhas, leading to the signing of the Treaty of Sugauli in 1816.

Tragic Incidents

  • Russian Czar Nicholas II Abdicates!
  • Nelson Mandela was elected as prime minister!
  • Texas gains independence from Mexico!

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 2

1968: Daniel Craig, English actor

1962: Jon Bon Jovi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor

1931: Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet lawyer, politician, President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Prize laureate

1904: Dr. Seuss, American author, poet, illustrator

1900: Kurt Weill, German/American composer

Jon Bon Jovi was born.

James Arthur was born.

A.J. Styles was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 2

1999: Dusty Springfield, English singer, producer

1991: Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, director

1982: Philip K. Dick, American author

1930: D. H. Lawrence, English novelist

1619: Anne of Denmark

D.H. Lawrence died.

Sarojini Naidu died.

Nicholas I of Russia died.

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